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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

Old Jul 3, 20, 10:51 am
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List of Lounges Currently OPEN to BA Passengers (open wiki for details)

This wiki includes details of open lounges accessible to premium (F/J or Gold/Silver) passengers travelling on BA operated services, either within the terminal BA depart from or accessible via airside transfer.

Other lounges may be accessible for passengers willing to transfer landside to other terminals or concourses, although this is generally not recommended due to time constraints as a result of needing to re-clear security. Additionally, some airports may offer pay-in lounges which are not otherwise accessible by BA premium passengers (either temporarily or permanently).

Most open lounges are operating with a limited food and beverage service, and other services may be unavailable or modified.

For opening hours, please check the oneworld lounge listing at https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location= which is now being regularly updated.

If your airport isn't listed below, this probably means there is no lounge available for BA premium passengers (either temporarily or permanently) - please check the oneworld listing for the most up-to-date information.

British Airways Lounges
Aberdeen British Airways Lounge
Boston British Airways Lounge (First Dining is unverified)
Cape Town British Airways Lounge
Chicago British Airways Lounge (First lounge is permanently closed)
Dubai British Airways Lounge (BA First passengers and oneworld Emerald members on BA flights only, The Bar is unverified)
Edinburgh British Airways Lounge
Geneva British Airways Lounge
Glasgow British Airways Lounge
Johannesburg British Airways Lounge (First Dining is unverified)
New York JFK British Airways/American Airlines Greenwich Lounge, Soho Lounge, Chelsea Lounge
New York Newark British Airways Lounge (First Dining is unverified)
Lagos British Airways Lounge
London Gatwick British Airways First Lounge, Club Lounge
London Heathrow Terminal 3 British Airways Galleries First, Galleries Club

London Heathrow Terminal 5 British Airways Concorde Room, Galleries First, Galleries Club South, Galleries Club North, Galleries Club T5B, Galleries Arrivals
Milan Linate British Airways Lounge
Philadelphia British Airways Lounge (First lounge and First Dining are unverified)
Rome British Airways Lounge
San Francisco British Airways Lounge (First Dining is "accessible". See post 4222: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/34492191-post4222.html)
Seattle British Airways Lounge (First lounge is unverified)
Singapore British Airways Lounge (The Bar is unverified)
Washington British Airways Lounge (First Dining is unverified)

Note that the BA-operated lounges at AMS, BHD, BRU, IAH, NCL, MAN and YVR have all closed permanently during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alternative oneworld or third party lounges are listed below. Note that the Elemis Travel Spas at LHR and JFK have been permanently closed.

Non-BA oneworld Lounges
Amman Royal Jordanian Crown Lounge
Atlanta
American Airlines Admirals Club North Terminal (AirTrain ride required)
Austin American Airlines Admirals Club
Bangkok Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge
Dallas American Airlines Admirals Club (multiple locations)
Denver American Airlines Admirals Club
Doha Qatar Airways Silver Lounge (BA Silver / OW Sapphire travelling in Y)
Doha Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge (J class pax only - temporarily accepting BA Gold / OW Emerald in Y or W)
Doha Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Lounge (F class pax only)
Frankfurt Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge
Hong Kong Cathay Pacific The Wing, First (accepting F/J passengers and Gold/Silver cardholders)
Houston Terminal A American Airlines Admirals Club (airside transfer via AirTrain available to/from BA gates in Terminal D)
London Heathrow Terminal 3 Cathay Pacific Business and First Class lounges (open 05:30 to 17:30 Mon-Sat, 07:00 to 17:30 Sun)
London Heathrow Terminal 3 The Qantas International London Lounge (open daily 06:00 to 14:00)
Los Angeles Terminal 4 American Airlines Admirals Club & Flagship Lounge (airside walk to/from BA gates in TBIT)
Los Angeles Terminal 6 Alaska Lounge (airside walk to/from BA gates in TBIT)
Los Angeles Tom Bradley International Terminal OneWorld Lounge/Qantas Business & First Class Lounge
Madrid Iberia Premium Lounge Dal / Iberia Premium Lounge Velzquez
Mexico City American Airlines Admirals Club
Miami American Airlines Admirals Club (multiple locations)
Miami American Airlines Flagship Lounge / Flagship First Dining Gate D30 ( Flagship First Dining only available to departing BA First Class passengers )
Nashville American Airlines Admirals Club
Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2A American Airlines Admirals Club
Phoenix American Airlines Admirals Club (multiple locations)
Philadelphia Concourse B/C American Airlines Admirals Club (airside walk to/from BA gates in Concourse A)
San Francisco Terminal 1 American Airlines Admirals Club (airside walk to/from BA gates in International Terminal)
San Francisco Terminal 2 Alaska Lounge (airside walk to/from BA gates in International Terminal)
Sao Paulo Terminal 3 American Airlines Admirals Club
Singapore Qantas International Business Lounge

Seattle Alaska Lounge (airside transfer via AirTrain available to/from BA gates in Concourse S)
Tampa American Airlines Admirals Club
Tokyo Haneda Japan Airlines First Class Lounge (accepting F/J passengers and Gold/Silver cardholders)

The AA forum has further details of open Admirals Club lounges: Link

Third Party Lounges with active BA contracts
Accra Adinkra Lounge
Amsterdam Aspire Lounge
Athens Skyserv Aristotle Onassis Lounge
Antigua Executive Lounge
Atlanta The Club at ATL
Barcelona AENA Joan Miro Lounge
Bahrain The Pearl Lounge
Basel EuroAirport Skyview Lounge
Belfast Aspire Lounge
Berlin Lounge Tempelhof
Bologna Marconi Business Lounge
Bordeaux Salon des Vignobles

Bridgetown Airlines Executive Lounge / IAM Jet Centre
Brussels Diamond Lounge Pier B
Copenhagen Eventyr Lounge

DalamanCIP Lounge
Dallas The Club at DFW
Delhi Plaza Premium Lounge
Doha Oryx Lounge
Dubai Terminal 1 Marhaba Lounge
(BA Club World passengers and oneworld Sapphire members on BA flights only)
Dublin Dublin Airport Executive Lounge (reduced hours - 04:00-18.30 only, see here for latest details)
Dsseldorf Open Sky Lounge (Terminal C)
Faro ANA Lounge (non-Schengen only)
Florence Aeroporti VIP Club
Gibraltar Calpe Lounge
Grenada IAM Jet Centre

Hamburg Hamburg Airport Lounge
Hong Kong Plaza Premium Lounge
Houston HAS Executive Club

Ibiza VIP Sala Lounge
Istanbul IGA Lounge
Inverness Aspire Lounge
(open part-time, see post 3357)
Jersey Executive Lounge
Johannesburg Shongololo Lounge
Keflavk Saga Lounge
Krakow Business Lounge
Kingston Club Kingston
Larnaca Aspire Aphrodite Lounge
Las Vegas The Lounge at LAS (T3)
Lisbon ANA Lounge
Ljubljana Business Lounge
Lyons Salon Mont Blanc

Malaga Sala VIP Lounge
Male Leeli Lounge
Malta La Valette Club
Manchester T3 The Escape Lounge
Marseille Salon Cezanne Non-Schegen Lounge opposite gate 10

Milan Malpensa Montale Non-Schengen Lounge
Montreal National Bank Lounge
Moscow DME Domodedovo Airport Business Lounge
Mumbai MALS Premium Lounge
MunichAirport Lounge World
Nairobi TAV Lounge

Nassau The Lignum Club Lounge
Newcastle Aspire Lounge

Nice Infinity Lounge
Nuremberg Drer Lounge
Oslo OSL Lounge
Palma Sala VIP Lounge
Phoenix Escape Lounge

Port Louis ATOL Lounge
Prague MasterCard Lounge
Rio de Janiero Plaza Premium
Riyadh Premier Lounge
Rotterdam Prima Vista Lounge
San Diego Aspire Lounge
(Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri departures only)
Sao Paulo LATAM VIP Lounge
Sofia Preslav Lounge

Southampton Spitfire Lounge
Split Business Lounge

St. Lucia (UVF) Iyanola Lounge
Stockholm (ARN) Norrsken Lounge

Tenerife Sala VIP Lounge
Tel Aviv Dan Lounge
Thessaloniki Manolis Andronikos Skyserv Lounge
Toronto Plaza Premium Lounge

Toulouse La Croix du Sud Lounge
Valencia Sala VIP Joan Olivert
Vancouver Plaza Premium Lounge
Warsaw Bolero Lounge

Zagreb Primeclass
Zurich Aspire Lounge
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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

Old Dec 16, 20, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
Yes, it's open but BA stopped to contract the Calpe Lounge in GIB so you must either pay the walk-in fee or have entry through alternative methods ( eg. Priority Pass ).
​​​​​Not that I don't believe what you say. I do. I think it's bizarre though seeing as BA is the majority carrier there. I wonder if this is temporary or permanent!?
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Old Dec 16, 20, 8:08 am
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Not specific for GIB but BA has started to end their contracts with third party outstation lounges as a cost-cutting measure.

The Calpe Lounge in GIB was one of them and I guess that the specific notice that BA sent to the Calpe Lounge is available somewhere upthread that BA clearly stated that they suspended their contract one-sided. A poster has reported that the Calpe Lounge has photocopied that letter and posted at the entry of the lounge for information purposes.
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Old Dec 16, 20, 8:20 am
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Sorry guys got a bit confused now - travelling on the 28th Dec and planning on arriving at T5 at 2pm - CCR or CCT?!
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Old Dec 16, 20, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by 81romeo
Sorry guys got a bit confused now - travelling on the 28th Dec and planning on arriving at T5 at 2pm - CCR or CCT?!
According to the WIKI, you would have access to the CCT.
The CCR would only re-open between 17 and 20 December.
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Old Dec 16, 20, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
According to the WIKI, you would have access to the CCT.
The CCR would only re-open between 17 and 20 December.
Thanks ISTFlyer - flying back to IST, not looking forward to a 321 after last time's 787
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Old Dec 16, 20, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer
​​​​​Not that I don't believe what you say. I do. I think it's bizarre though seeing as BA is the majority carrier there. I wonder if this is temporary or permanent!?
I believe it's temporary, but no access to the lounge for BA pax at GIB at the moment. Priority Pass works. Lounge is nice and quiet now
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Old Dec 16, 20, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA
I was referring to lockdown 2, and there wasnt the airside exemption you refer to. I dont really want I reopen this debate since I am sure everyone is bored of it, but if you have a look at the law and see where airports are mentioned you will see it is not a general exemption for airside to carry on serving food and drink normally.

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/.../contents/made
Fair enough no debate wanted either. However I didnt mean in general airside but the way I read 15.4 is that airside lounges could open. The fact that BA did half way through probably means they agreed.
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Old Dec 16, 20, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by Blumie
Greetings from the GF lounge. All appears normal (well, Covid normal). No queue to check in and clear security. Find a seat and scan the QR code at the table to order (today’s code is boston). Got here at 12:30 and the lunch menu was being served. The mushroom pie is surprisingly good.
Interestingly you can access

t5f.yourmenu.cloud

from anywhere in the world, its a public website (not an internal one which would rely on lounge Wifi for access)

with the Code of the day and a guess at the table number you can actually view the menu (and if feeling cheeky order stuff to tables)
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Old Dec 17, 20, 2:34 am
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Concorde Room open

Had a nice surprise this morning when I checked in at heathrow, they informed me the Concorde room was reopened. Currently in there now and it seems to be operating as normal.



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Old Dec 17, 20, 2:50 am
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CCR looking great this morning. There has obviously been some re-arrangement of furniture, but all looking very neat and tidy. And the staff - unsurprisingly - are all in a jubilant mood. Its great to be back; and to see some friendly faces back in their natural environment.




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Old Dec 17, 20, 3:05 am
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Thanks for the photos. I see they have "altered" some of the artwork.....
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Old Dec 17, 20, 3:14 am
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Indeed - although (but for knowing about the art sale...) I think the only things I would have noticed missing are the Bridget Riley and the Julian Opies. The latter have been replaced by these, which I think look pretty good.

As much as I was fond of the previous artwork, Im honestly not sure that the new setup will diminish the experience of the average CCR user...

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Old Dec 17, 20, 3:18 am
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Originally Posted by chris87
As much as I was fond of the previous artwork, Im honestly not sure that the new setup will diminish the experience of the average CCR user...
It's a bit shocking that I can tel from the wall colour that these are on the corridor to the washrooms. But still perhaps they can hand out crayons to the little CCRers to finish them off? I'm trying not to use the E word.
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Old Dec 17, 20, 3:44 am
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Sorry - I should really have uploaded all of these pics in one post, but just to give a semi-complete picture of the new CCR arrangements, here are a couple of the terrace. All very pleasant.



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Old Dec 17, 20, 3:48 am
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And last photo - I promise - but I certainly havent noticed this being wheeled around the lounge before. (A Bloody Mary / spirits trolley). Im on a glass of LPGS (also free-flowing as usual), but my travel companion ordered a Bloody Mary and we were both a bit surprised when this turned up to serve it! Great though.

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